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Simple HTTP Server is described as 'Need to share some files with your colleagues or setup basic html website on your machine? It's very simple with Simple HTTP Server. Just click 'Start server' and choose a folder to share. The url already in your clipboard' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Simple HTTP Server for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is nginx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Simple HTTP Server are Apache HTTP Server, lighttpd, LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) and mongrel.

This page was last updated Jun 26, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

Need to share some files with your colleagues or setup basic html website on your machine? It's very simple with Simple...

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  1. nginx [engine x] is a HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev. It has been running for more than five years on many heavily loaded Russian sites including Rambler (RamblerMedia.com).

  2. Apache HTTP Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Apache, is a web server notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web and in 2009 became the first web server to surpass the 100 million web site milestone.



  3. lighttpd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    lighttpd (pronounced "lighty") is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant, and flexible while being optimized for speed-critical environments.

  4. LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS)

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Linux

    LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is a high-performance Apache drop-in replacement. LSWS is the 4th most popular web server on the internet and the #1 commercial web server. Upgrading your web server to LiteSpeed Web Server will improve your performance and lower operating costs

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  5. mongrel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps.

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  6. weborf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems.

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  7. Cherokee

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Cherokee is a flexible, very fast, lightweight Web server. It is implemented entirely in C, and has no dependencies beyond a standard C library. It is embeddable and extensible with plug-ins.

  8. Tornado Web Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server. The framework is distinct from most mainstream web server frameworks (and certainly most Python frameworks) because it is non-blocking and reasonably fast.

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  9. SimpleHTTPServer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Serve a single directory over HTTP.

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  10. webfs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    webfs is a simple HTTP server for mostly static content. You can use it to serve the content of a FTP server via HTTP for example. It is also nice to export some files the quick way by starting a HTTP server in a few seconds, without editing some config file first.

    Discontinued

    The last snapshot is from 2008. See http://dl.bytesex.org/cvs-snapshots/

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